Once upon a time, finding professional photographers, interviewing them, contacting their previous clients to get their feedback, their past work details, then selecting the right candidate was a task of several days (sometimes weeks).
Our client for this app is from Saudi Arabia and is a well-known Entrepreneur running more than one companies. He recognized the opportunity and decided to create an e-Platform so simple that anyone could find & hire professional photographers with access to all their details including portfolio, past work history, charges, and location availability.
The client’s goal was to create a best photographer app where people can easily find professional photographers for photo and video shoot projects. And thus, Sawerly was born.
What Is The App All About?
Sawerly, as mentioned, is a best photographer app in which people can easily find nearby professional photographers, take a look into their work history, negotiate the cost, and hire them right away. All within the Sawerly App. And as far as Photographers are concerned, most of the photographers these days are always on the go. They’re either scouting for locations or traveling from one shoot to another. And due to this, they cannot carry their portfolio everywhere. But in Sawerly, photographers can easily upload their portfolio in their profile for potential customers to see, eliminating the need of carrying physical copy everywhere. For photographers, it’s the perfect platform to find new clients according to their charges & availability, and showcase their work within the app.
What Services We Offered?
When client approached us with his mobile app idea, he already had the backend part almost ready to use. What we offered is, we created UI and UX Design from the scratch including mock up designs, wireframe design, and screen-by-screen design flow of the app. In addition, we built front-end for both iOS and Android platform, enhanced his backend code, and successfully deployed it on the both platforms.
Innovative Features of Sawerly
Sawerly is popular for two of its most popular features.
Budget Suggestion: In the customer side of app, we have integrated an automatic budget suggestion feature in which, customers can get suggestions about the approximate budget they should keep in mind for their desired photo/video shoot project. It works like this: Customer first creates a new project, selects the type of project (photography/videography/both), project type(single/multiple album, panorama, 360°), location, and based on customer’s requirements, Sawerly automatically suggests budget for the project.
Package System: In the photographer side of app, we have integrated a pre-package feature where photographers can create different types of packages (i.e.: wedding package, product shoot package, etc) for customers to buy it directly matching their requirements. It works like this: Photographer finds the package option in their profile, creates his desired package, and customers are sent notification of suggested photographer if any photographer’s package meets their project requirements.
Hurdle And How We Crossed It
“Problems are nothing but hidden opportunities.” - Anonymous
During the development process, the biggest hurdle for us to cross was deploying the dynamic logic of budget suggestion feature. As the feature required to suggest the right budget at every step of customer’s requirement, the code complexity got increased
But due to our Get Shit Done culture, our mobile app developers applied a number of logics until the feature worked properly, and successfully delivered the project on time.
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